Ever since I met Julia Donaldson, playwright and author of the popular character The Gruffalo a while back, I've wanted to re-visit Thorndon Park woods in Brentwood, Essex to view the sculpture of her famous character. This afternoon, while dodging a rainstorm, we managed to find these little people from Romford who also discovered the lovable monster in this gorgeous park. So here are young Jay-John, Teddy, Lewis and Taylor Lopez who all wanted to be photographed with this rather nice sculpture. And here is a picture of Julia herself, taken a couple of years back in Chelmsford when we had to fight our way through crowds of children waiting for her to sign her latest edition of the Gruffalo book. A nice lady!